Saturday, 17 February 2018

Training cats....

Hi Everybody!

It's weekend, enjoy!
Today I am sharing an A3 mixed media collage made recently. I used one of the lovely napkins sent to me by Yvonne, so thanks again! The background was brayered with a mix of blue and green left over from other projects, and textured with a scroll stamp while still wet. After adding the napkin with acrylic medium I used 2 stencils from Seth Apter and CWS to add the rectangles and dots to match those on the napkin. I added more dots with alcohol markers, and added some stamped kitties just because I love these stamps. I added some yellow lines and 2 studs (from Sabine, thanks again!) I found the quote on the net.
I am linking to stamps and stencils, off to collage










I saw this beautiful flower shop in the Altstadt from Düsseldorf last week:



The musicians' fountain is in the square outside the cafe we visited on Wednesday:







The building in the background is Wilhelm Marx Haus, the first 'skyscraper' in Düsseldorf and one of the first in Germany. It was built in the 1920s


Have a great weekend, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!



Thursday, 15 February 2018

The thoughts in my head

Hi Everybody!

Hope your week is going well. Mine has somehow disappeared much too quickly, as usual. Yesterday I was out and about with a friend, and then we
had a wonderful breakfast at a fun cafe in the Altstadt of Düsseldorf. I will save the photos of that for TSFT next week. Some people asked about the heart-shaped canvas I used in my last post. It's from a supplier called Van Bleiswijck, a Dutch firm, and is from a discounter here who sells art supplies - among other things - for a very good price. The canvas was 1,29€. 

Today I have an A3 mixed media piece to share, which was  brayered, drawn, collaged and doodled - I just had fun. I am linking to Paint Party Friday
and  A bit more time to craft challenge, anything goes









We had several very frosty but sunny days:





Yesterday we traveled on a new-to-me part of the metro which has only been in use for a few months. I am not a big metro fan, but it was roomy and bright and well made. I like how they have made the protection around the cameras and loudspeakers look arty:






Have a great day, take care, 
and thanks a lot for coming by!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

It is only with the heart....

Hi Everybody!

Recently I bought this canvas  shaped like a heart (approx 12" x 12")  and decorated it. The background was given a coat of gesso and then brayered with a mix of powder blue and pink, using a dot stencil to add some texture. I used various textile flowers combined with some dried roses and seed pods etc. I used Frantage vintage gold EP to emboss the edges. The quote is from Antoine de Saint- Exupery.  I am linking to Rhedd's creative spirit, Paperbabe challenge, dots and  Eclectic Ellapu, anything goes.








We have been having some cold and windy weather, but the sky is blue and the sun is shining:







And I had fun looking in the shop windows:








 In spite of the cold the buds are getting bigger:


Have a great day, take care,
and thanks a lot for coming by!